I over indulge every time…
Can’t stop at just one pint.
Pint of strawberries that is…
At the farmer’s market their scent is intoxicating – who needs a pint of anything else!
Thing is, while strawberries start off as little works of art, they turn “funny” fast.
So I have bags of clean chopped berries in the freezer to last a year of smoothies.
Wanting an alternative use for these delights, I came up with a simple sauce.
…figured why not toss in Chia seeds to get more of those tiny powerhouses into our diet.
Simple Strawberry Sauce with Chia Seeds
- Three cups of strawberries cut in fourths
- One & a half tablespoons sugar – optional
- One & a half tablespoons Chia seeds
- One teaspoon vanilla
Then, put all ingredients in a sauce pan. Give a stir or two. Bring to a boil, stir and simmer 6 – 10 minutes. Let cool & pour it on!
I say the sugar is optional because it really is….the berries are sweet enough this time of year. Also, you may be watching your sugar intake like I am, or planning on pouring it over ice cream or another sweet food. The amount of sugar is your call.
The Chia seeds will plump up in the mixture which is great for the consistency of the sauce. They will not feel like poppy seeds in your mouth.
Pour it on – YES! Pour it on pancakes, waffles, yogurt, angel food cake, cheesecake, ice cream and the list goes on…
This is what I had for breakfast Greek yogurt with my strawberry sauce (a no sugar batch) with yet more chia seeds on top. I told you how good these little seeds are for you here.
My strawberry sauce with Chia seeds freezes well so make up a double batch & have it on hand into the summer.
Nice in the depth of winter too, as a reminder the Spring will come.
What food can’t you get enough of this time of year?
** Kelly **